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Shinigami1980 08-14-2009 10:28 AM

unknown fry in tank
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can any one ID these redish color fry. the rest are guppy. the only female fish i had in my tank were guppy who died soon after birth. i found these fry inside one of my plant. they look completely different to me from the guppy.
i have attached couple of pics.

DragonFish 08-14-2009 07:59 PM

Hmm....they look like they could be Platy....

Shinigami1980 08-15-2009 12:51 AM

well i did have a preg' platy. unfortunately that platy is still the same. i can still see the gravid point.

British 08-15-2009 08:47 AM

In a lot of livebearers the gravid point does not go away fully.

Shinigami1980 08-15-2009 10:07 AM

but my platy is still fat like its abt to give birth. but i've had these fry for abt two weeks. is it possible the plants i bought a while back had eggs inside? does that happen?

DragonFish 08-15-2009 12:19 PM

Yup, it can happen. Or if you got the plant from a tank with platys, a couple newborn fry could have hitched a ride home with you. What was in the tank with the plant you bought?

British 08-15-2009 12:26 PM

Your Platy could just be pregnant again. Livebearers can store sperm for a rather long time.

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